When the spring comes nettle is all around us. This plant is one of the oldest used herbs with so many benefits for human health. Nettle can be used as a food or as a remedy. Full of vitamins and minerals this plant has very high nutritional value and is also one of the most health beneficial herbs.
Spring is the perfect time to harvest nettle. Go out and find it on some field away from the traffic and pick the young stems from the top. You will need protective gloves because nettle can cause serious irritations on your skin. You can use it fresh, store it in freezer or dry it, but no matter how you use it nettle is one of the best medicines for almost all diseases
REASONS TO MAKE NETTLE YOUR FAVORITE HERB
Nettle is good choice in diseases that cause joint and bone pain like arthritis, rheumatism, gout and similar. It can alkalize the organism and help elimination of uric acid that is stored in the joints, that way eliminating pain from the joints and bones.
Nettle is a plant that can improve women’s hormonal system. The high concentration of iron makes it good for anemia. Regular use of nettle can help pregnant women to regulate iron levels in the blood, prevent bleeding and strengthen the fetus and it also stimulates the process of lactation. Nettle can also help soothe the symptoms of PMS as well as those that follow menopause.
Nettle leaves are used to relive symptoms of asthma, pollen fever, and similar allergies as well as dermatitis.
Tea made of nettle leaves proved to be effective in dissolving kidney stones, urine expelling and promote functioning of kidneys and bladder. Studies show that nettle is also effective natural treatment for enlarged prostate.
Regular application of nettle tea on the skin can help soothe skin problems like eczema, acne, warts and various rashes
Nettle leaves are amazing help with digestive disorders such as gas, nausea, vomiting, colitis, celiac disease and similar. It has very soothing effect on the mucus membranes which makes it good choice to people that suffer from all kinds of digestion problems.
HOW TO MAKE NETTLE TEA
The preparation of nettle tea is very easy. All you need to do is add teaspoon of nettle in boiling water, remove from heat and cover. After 5 minutes strain the tea and drink it in small sips.
NOTE: if you suffer from any disease or have any doubts about this tea, talk to your doctor before you start using nettle as a natural remedy.